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California State University, Long Beach
General Education at CSULB
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Critical Thinking (PCT)

GOAL:  To develop reasonable, clear positions and draw conclusions based on a synthesis of appropriate, valid  evidence from a variety of sources

as measured by students being able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the formal and informal fallacies of language and thought.
  • Demonstrate the ability to distinguish matters of fact from issues of judgment or opinion.
  • Analyze, criticize, and advocate ideas.
  • Reason inductively and deductively.
  • Reach well-supported factual or judgmental conclusions.

 

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